KTM guys just HAVE to wear some orange, don't they! That's a great shot and I wonder if I could talk you out of a copy? Taking along your Jet Boil for coffee was a stroke of genius and I've taken to copy lately. I'm running without racks lately and just using Wolfman Enduro bags as they carry plenty for day rides. Sounds like a wise move for the climb you described.
I'm bringing my new Terra along to do some road and light gravel this time so I can save my knobbies. I also want to run out to Lone Pine and try to get up Mt. Whitney as it was closed for road maintenance last year. So much to see in DV.